Ruth qualified as a Social Worker in 2005, working initially within the Adult Social Care Physical Disabilities Team. Ruth developed skills and experience working with people with various physical disabilities and long-term health conditions between the ages of 18-65, alongside allied professionals.
Ruth transferred this experience to a Transitions Team within Adult Social Care from 2007, working collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team supporting young people of 16-25 years who had a physical disability. This role involved supporting the young adult and family members, in adjusting to the young person becoming more independent and autonomous, supporting goals such as working towards independent living.
Ruth then joined an NHS Community Head Injury Rehabilitation Team as Specialist Social Worker in 2013. This role enabled Ruth to work closely with Occupational Therapists and Neuropsychologists, and it is where Ruth developed knowledge and skills in supporting people who have sustained an Acquired or Traumatic Brain Injury.
In 2019 Ruth moved to a role within Adult Social Care as an Experienced Social Worker within an Acute Hospital Trust Multi-Agency Integrated Discharge Team. This enabled her to become experienced in liaising closely with clinical and therapy staff in planning and implementing complex discharges from hospital to a range of community settings.
In 2021 Ruth joined the Caseworker Service at Second Chance Headway Centre in Wakefield. Ruth was again able to utilise her knowledge and skills alongside Occupational Therapists, Neuropsychologists and Specialist Nurses, supporting clients following a brain injury and their family members.
Ruth joins CCMS Ltd as a Case Manager with 18 years of experience, being skilled in developing collaborative working relationships with allied professionals to the ultimate benefit of the person at the centre. Ruth brings with her experience of providing holistic assessment, support and care planning to adults who have had Strokes, Brain Injuries, Progressive Neurological conditions, orthopaedic injuries, and frailty at different stages of their rehabilitation. She is client centred, a good problem solver, able to look at situations holistically, is an excellent communicator, and is adaptable at working collaboratively with others in challenging situations.
Ruth is registered with Social Work England (SWE) and is a practitioner member of BABICM.